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Damme v. Pike Enterprises, Inc.

S-14-0304, Patricia M. Damme v. Pike Enterprises, Inc. (Appellant)

Workers’ Compensation Court, Judge J. Michael Fitzgerald

Attorneys: Elaine A. Waggoner --- Christopher Sievers (Timmermier Gross & Prentiss) (Appellant)

Civil: Determination of benefits for injured worker

Proceedings below: The court found a causal relationship between the January 2013 surgery and Plaintiff’s 2009 work-related injury. The court ordered payment of the surgery and associated medical bills, weekly healing period benefits, and future medical treatments.

Stick v. City of Omaha

S-13-0797, Jacquelyn Stick (Appellant) v. City of Omaha (Appellee)

Douglas County, Judge W. Russell Bowie

Attorneys: Mandy Strigenz (Sibbernsen, Strigenz & Sibbernsen) for Appellant Jacquelyn Stick; Alan Thelen (Deputy City Attorney) for the Appellee City of Omaha

Civil: Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act

State v. Draper

S-13-0991, State v. Peter F. Draper (Appellant)

Franklin County, Judge Stephen R. Illingworth

Attorneys: Charles D. Brewster (Anderson, Klein, Swan & Brewster) (Appellant) --- Stacy M. Foust (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Child abuse resulting in death; child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury; privilege against self-incrimination

Koch v. Koch

A-13-717, Koch (Appellant) v. Koch  (Appellee/Cross-Appellant)

Knox County, District Court Judge James G. Kube

Attorney for Appellant: Michelle M. Schlecht (Copple, Rockey, McKeever & Schlecht, P.C., L.L.O.)

Attorney for Appellee: Ronald E. Temple (Fitzgerald, Vetter & Temple)  

Civil Action:  Dissolution of Marriage

Snodgrass v. Snodgrass

A-13-0917, Laura A. Snodgrass n/k/a Laura A. Tomczak (Appellant) v. Bryan S. Snodgrass  

Douglas County, District Judge Kimberly M. Pankonin

Attorney for Appellant:  Kelly T. Shattuck (Vacanti Shattuck)

Attorney for Appellee: John A. Kinney and Jill M. Mason (Kinney Law, PC, LLO)

Civil Action: Modification of Dissolution Decree; Custody/Visitation

Action Taken by Trial Court:  The district court denied Laura permission to move from Nebraska to Alabama with the parties’ minor children.

State v. Watts

A-13-1105, State of Nebraska v. Elijah Watts (Appellant)
A-13-1136, State of Nebraska v. Elijah Watts (Appellant)

Lancaster County, District Court Judge Paul D. Merritt, Jr. (A-13-1105)

Lancaster County, District Court Judge Jodi L. Nelson (A-13-1136)

Attorney for Appellant:  Chad J. Wythers (Berry law Firm)

Attorney for Appellee:  Jon Bruning, James D. Smith (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal Action:  Driving under the influence

State v. Armagost

A-14-0058, State of Nebraska v. Jacob D. Armagost (Appellant)

Merrick County, District Court Judge Michael Owens

Attorney for Appellant:  Mitchell C. Stehlik (Lauritsen, Brownell, Brostrom, & Stehlik, P.C., L.L.O.)

Attorney for Appellee:  Jon Bruning, Lauro Nigro (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal Action:  Operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest

Action Taken by Trial Court:  Following a jury trial, Armagost was convicted of operating a motor vehicle in a willful reckless manner to avoid arrest

Rommers v. Rommers

A-14-119, Aaron E. Rommers (Appellant) v. Elizabeth Rommers

Holt County, Judge Mark D. Kozisek

Attorney for Appellant:  Joel E. Carlson (Stratton DeLay Doele Carlson & Buettner PCLLO)

Attorney for Appellee:  Lori McLain Lee (Legal Aid of Nebraska)

Civil Action: Dissolution of Marriage; Custody

Action Taken by Trial Court:  The trial court dissolved the marriage an awarded custody of the parties’ minor child to the appellee. The appellant was given parenting time and ordered to pay child support of $424 per month.

Breit v. Breit

A-13-0675, Donald H. Breit, III (Appellant) v. Marianne S. Breit

District Court for Lancaster County, District Judge John A. Colburn

Attorneys for Appellant:  Donald H. Bowman & Terri M. Weeks (Bowman Krieger Law Firm)

Attorney for Appellee:  W. Patrick Betterman (Betterman Law Firm)

Civil Action:  Motion to vacate decree of dissolution

Malchow v. Michaelsen

A-13-0762, Joy Malchow (Appellant) v. Mary Michaelsen

Douglas County, District Court Judge Shelly R. Stratman

Attorney for Appellant:  Terrence J. Salerno, Joseph B. Muller

Attorney for Appellee:  Dan H. Ketcham, Dain J. Johnson (Engles, Ketcham, Olson & Keith, P.C.)

Civil Action:  Negligence/Personal Injury